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    As someone who had a boating accident last year in 40 degree water, all I have to say is wear your life jacket. There is nothing more important.

    It was a harrowing experience – one year to the day on October 30. The boat capsized due to heavy winds. It was a small portable boat, and we were just getting our lines into the water to catch some walleye. The water was 60+ feet deep. We realized the wind was too much and were about to turn it around and head back in as the boat flipped. The next couple of hours were the toughest of my life. I could have very easily died.

    I agree about the boating classes are good, but to think legislation needs to be passed is going to far. The law is in place.

    Remember to wear your life jacket. Find one that is comfortable. Know basic survival skills like to keep moving if it’s cold, especially if you’re wet. Know where you are so you can even take the long way back, walking through the woods, when it’s dark, wet and cold and you just want to be warm and dry.

  • As someone who had a boating accident last year in 40 degree water, all I have to say is wear your life jacket. There is nothing more important.

    It was a harrowing experience – one year to the day on October 30. The boat capsized due to heavy winds. It was a small portable boat, and we were just getting our lines into the water to catch some walleye. The water was 60+ feet deep. We realized the wind was too much and were about to turn it around and head back in as the boat flipped. The next couple of hours were the toughest of my life. I could have very easily died.

    I agree about the boating classes are good, but to think legislation needs to be passed is going to far. The law is in place.

    Remember to wear your life jacket. Find one that is comfortable. Know basic survival skills like to keep moving if it’s cold, especially if you’re wet. Know where you are so you can even take the long way back, walking through the woods, when it’s dark, wet and cold and you just want to be warm and dry.